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WORKING TIPS FOR MEDICAL INTERPRETERS
   
 
  • Always wear your MGH ID badge.

  • Arrive on time to encounters.

  • Introduce yourself to patients and providers.

  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner.

  • Dress in a professional manner.

  • Acknowledge language limitations when they arise and always ask for clarification.

  • Do not sit with patients in the waiting room areas.

  • Always follow the hospital Standard Safety Precautions.

  • Do not give your home telephone number to the patient, or to the provider.

  • Keep patient information confidential.

  • Take notes when appropriate and necessary.

  • Speak slowly and enunciate clearly.

  • Look at both patient and provider.

  • Respect cultural diversity.
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